Gaudreau becomes 2nd player to score first 3 career goals in Cup Final

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports

Playoff experience is overrated if you ask Frederick Gaudreau.

The Nashville Predators rookie tallied his third goal of the playoffs in the second period on Monday on a wild play. After it looked as though Matt Murray made an incredible save on Gaudreau's wrap-around effort - play was blown dead after the league deemed the puck had crossed the line.

With the goal, Gaudreau's first three goals of his NHL career have now come in the Stanley Cup Final, making him just the second player in NHL history to have started his career in that fashion.

Gaudreau had just nine games of experience under his belt before he was inserted into the Predators' lineup in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final after Ryan Johansen was forced from the lineup with acute compartment syndrome.

The 24-year-old has made a dramatic impact and you can bet he's not coming out of the lineup anytime soon.

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